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Tax Increase for City of Paris Looks Possible

Tax Increase for City of Paris Looks Possible

On Monday night, the Paris City Council unanimously agreed to set the proposed tax rate a penny higher than last year’s rate. They left open the option to decrease that rate hike at a special meeting called for Monday, August 31st.  This meeting is open to the public and will include a...

08/26/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Holds Special Called Meeting on Tuesday

PEDC Holds Special Called Meeting on Tuesday

The Paris Economic Development Corporation has called a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 4pm. The meeting will be held in the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street and is open to the public. The Board is expected to review applications for a new Executive...

08/24/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday, August 24th

City Council to Meet Monday, August 24th

The Paris City Council will be meeting in regular session at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2015. The meeting will be held at the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street in downtown Paris. Items to be discussed on the regular agenda include: Conduct the first public hearing on...

08/22/2015 by eParisExtra
Resurfacing on Trail de Paris to Begin on Next Week

Resurfacing on Trail de Paris to Begin on Next Week

The original and most popular portion of the Trail e Paris, from the Collegiate Drive trailhead heading East to the 286 loop, will be resurfaced beginning the week of August 25th, according to Jerry McDaniel, director of Public Works. The first phase of the Trail de Paris was completed in 2005,...

08/21/2015 by eParisExtra
Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial Ribbon Cutting

Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday August 19th, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held by the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce for the new member the Jenny Burton-Rushin Memorial. The 4th Annual Jenny Burton Rushin Memorial BBQ Cookoff will be held October 10th at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds. Proceeds will benefit...

08/20/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand jury: 15 indicted in August

Grand jury: 15 indicted in August

A Lamar County grand jury handed down indictments to fifteen individuals for the month of August at the Lamar County Courthouse. According to court records, those indicted and their charges are as follows: David Allen Bradley – Assault w/ Prior Conviction(s) David Frank Dunham –...

08/18/2015 by Josh Allen
Jury panel summoned for tomorrow cancelled

Jury panel summoned for tomorrow cancelled

The jury panel that has been summoned to report for the 6th District Court tomorrow, Wednesday, August 19, at 9:00 a.m. has been cancelled, therefore you do not need to appear, according to Lamar County District Clerk Shawntel Golden. If there are any questions or concerns regarding this...

08/18/2015 by Josh Allen
Paris Golfers at US Amateur Golf Championships

Paris Golfers at US Amateur Golf Championships

Paris golfers, Tanner Napier and Stuart Smallwood both competed yesterday in the  first round of the U.S. Amateur Golf Championships at Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Ill. Smallwood (pictured) shot even-par 70 on Monday, placing him in a 19-way tie for 30th place, five strokes...

08/18/2015 by eParisExtra
Don Stricklin Finishes 7th at Masters Finals

Don Stricklin Finishes 7th at Masters Finals

Paris native Don Stricklin recently competed on the USA team at the World Masters Athletics (WMA) Outdoor Track & Field Championships Lyon, France. Stricklin ran the 200m and finished 7th in the finals. The meet, which began August 4th and runs until August 16th, has 8,078 competitors...

08/11/2015 by eParisExtra
Napier and Smallwood Qualify for U.S. Amateur Championship

Napier and Smallwood Qualify for U.S. Amateur Championship

Two local golfers, Tanner Napier and Stuart Smallwood, will be competing at Olympia Fields, Illinois next week at the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championships. Napier and Smallwood will be competing against some of the best college and amateur players from across the U.S. and abroad. The Amateur...

08/11/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Meeting on Tuesday

PEDC Meeting on Tuesday

The Board of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) will be holding its monthly meeting on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 4pm in the Community Room of the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. The PEDC board will be discussing the SuRRMA request for administrative support; receive an...

08/10/2015 by eParisExtra
City Council to Meet Monday, August 10th

City Council to Meet Monday, August 10th

The Paris City Council will meet in regular session on Monday, August 10, 2015 at 5:30pm in the City Council Chamber, located at 107 E. Kaufman Street. The meeting is open to the public and includes a Citizens’ Forum. Items on the Regular Agenda include: 12. First reading and discuss an...

08/09/2015 by eParisExtra
PEDC Calls Special Meeting on Friday

PEDC Calls Special Meeting on Friday

A Special Called Meeting of the board of the Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) has been called for Friday, August 7th at noon.  The meeting is open to the public and will be held at the Community Room at the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. Vice Chair John Brockman will call...

08/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Paris Regional Receives Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation

Paris Regional Receives Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation

Officials at Paris Regional Medical Center (PRMC) announced today that they received full Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) on July 1, 2015. To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, the...

08/05/2015 by eParisExtra
Grand jury: 25 indicted in July

Grand jury: 25 indicted in July

A Lamar County grand jury handed down indictments to twenty-five individuals for the month of July this week at the Lamar County Courthouse. According to court records, those indicted and their charges are as follows: Tara Acevedo – Burglary of a Building, Possession of Controlled...

07/30/2015 by Josh Allen
City of Paris Is Looking For Volunteers for the Historic Preservation Commission

City of Paris Is Looking For Volunteers for the Historic Preservation Commission

The City of Paris is accepting applications for two positions on the Historic Preservation Commission. Persons interested in serving on a board, commission, or committee must first complete an application indicating their interest and give a brief description of any special knowledge,...

07/29/2015 by eParisExtra
Christian Sims Indicted on Murder Charge

Christian Sims Indicted on Murder Charge

After three hearings to determine competency and certification as an adult, 17-year-old Christian Sims was indicted by a grand jury on Monday. Sims, who is accused in the murder of his grandmother, Annie Sims, must now stand trial in the 6th Judicial Court. Per Texas law, press members are not...

07/27/2015 by Josh Allen
Reno Council Approves Recyclers Depot and Pickers Self-Service Auto Parts Coming to Reno

Reno Council Approves Recyclers Depot and Pickers Self-Service Auto Parts Coming to Reno

The Reno City Council has unanimously approved a Variance requested by Recyclers Depot and Pickers Self-Service Auto Parts to locate their businesses at 7084 Lamar Road, according to a recent release from the company. Recyclers Depot is an innovative metals buying center that will purchase...

07/26/2015 by Josh Allen
5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament Kicks Off United Way's Annual Campaign

5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament Kicks Off United Way's Annual Campaign

United Way of Lamar County kicks off its 2016 Annual Campaign on Saturday, September 12th, 2015, 8:00 am at the Paris Rodeo Area, with their 5th Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament.  This down and dirty fun event features four to six player teams, many more spectators, and lots of opportunity to...

07/24/2015 by Josh Allen
'Lego creation' contest held before final Movies in the Park showing

'Lego creation' contest held before final Movies in the Park showing

Lane Cornmesser holds his winning Lego creation at a contest before Movies in the Park on Thursday. Before the final showing of this year’s Movies in the Paris movie series on Thursday evening, about a dozen youngsters brought their own, self-crafted Lego creations to be judged for a...

07/24/2015 by Josh Allen